GRASS fires will pose the biggest risk to South Australians this year, the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook report says.
The report, published on the Bushfire CRC website, forecasts above-average activity for fires in the coming months with "the stage set" for grass fires due to the previous wet season.
Country Fire Service assistant chief officer Rob Sandford said the "terrific rain over the last three years" had generated an abundance of grass fuel, notably in the state's western and eastern pastoral regions.
"The abundance of growth generates problems that may not have been there for decades. The risk this year is probably the greatest it's been for years," he said.
With more than five grass fires burning across the state in the last two days in milder conditions, the climate outlook for the next few months is a crucial.
Mr Sandford said that this bushfire season nobody could afford to be complacent.
"Now is the time people need to start preparing for the fire season," he said.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources said 53 prescribed burns were planned for South Australian parks and reserves this spring.
The program will focus on high-risk areas, including the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Lower Eyre Peninsula, the Southern Flinders Ranges, the South East and Kangaroo Island.
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